House of Lords Journal Volume 27
February 1752, 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 27: February 1752, 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 27: 1746-1752 (1767-1830), pp. 644-657. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=114340 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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February 1752, 11-20

DIE Martis, 11o Februarii

Domini tam Sprituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Cant.
Arch Ebor.
Epus Roffen
Epus. Meneven
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Landavens
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Argyll.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester
March Tweeddale.
Comes Northampton
Comes Warwick
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Strafford
Comes Cowper
Comes Kerr
Comes Ashburnham
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bucks
Comes Fitzwilliam
Viscount Fauconberg
Ds. Wentworth.
Ds Willoughby Par
Ds Cavendish.
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow.
Ds Ducie
Ds Raymond
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds Ravensworth
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Stewart Mackenzie's Bill

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of Sir George Mackinzie Knight, deceased, lying in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; That the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wrotham Heath Road Bill.

The same Earl reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and and from thence to the Village of Foots Cray, in the said County," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Edinburgh Duty on Beer, Bill

The said Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by Two several Acts of the Third and Ninth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for discontinuing Payment of the Petty Port Customs there," was committed.

D of Devonshire, Leave for a Bill

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Duke of Devonshire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Duke of Devonshire to make Provision for his Younger Sons, out of his Estate in the County of Huntingdon."

Crowland Manor to Orby Hunter, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of the Manor of Crowland, in he County of Lincoln, to Trustees, in Trust, for Thomas Orby Hunter Esquire and his Heirs, upon a full and valuable Consideration to be paid for the same."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Holford

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Wallingford Road, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Powney and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Wallingford, in the County of Berks, to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said County," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mines Black Lead to prevent Thefts in, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Banks and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing Mines of Black Lead from Theft and Robbery;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cave to take the Name of Brown, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mundy and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Cave, now called John Brown, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Brown," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House."

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

WythamField enclosing Bill.

The Lord Sandys presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Order of the 23d of January last, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing Wytham on the Hill in Field, in the County of Lincoln, and for settling a Stipend on the Vicar, in Lieu of Glebe and Tithes."

And the same was read the First Time.

Pusey's Exchange, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Tithes, and Part of the Glebe Land, of the Rectory of Pusey, in the County of Berks, in John Allen Pusey Esquire and his Heirs, and for settling a Yearly Rent, in Lieu thereof, on the Rector and his Successors."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following, (videlicet,)

D Argyll
D Portland.
D Manchester.
M Tweeddale.
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E Shaftesbury.
E Holdernesse.
E Home.
E Loudoun.
E Hyndford.
E. Strafford.
E. Cowper.
E. Kerr
E. Ashburnham.
E Effingham.
E Bucks.
E Fitzwilliam.
L. Vis Fauconberg.
L. Abp. Cant
L. Bp Rochester.
L Bp St Davids.
L. Bp. Bangor
L. Bp. Landaff.
L Wentworth
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Cavendish.
L Ward
L Cornwallis.
L Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L Ducie
L Raymond.
L Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson
L Ravensworth.
L. Archer.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow Sevennight, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Girardot's Nat. Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Girardot."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees abovenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Mercers Company, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the Twentyfourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers, in the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.

Benson's Divorce, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Benson Gentleman with Jane Board his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," and for hearing Counsel, as well for as against the same.

Counsel was accordingly called in.

And the said Bill was read a Second Time.

But no Counsel appearing for Mrs Benson.

William Webly was produced, sworn, and examined as to the Service of the Order for giving Notice to her of this Proceeding.

And he, proving the same to be duly served, was directed to withdraw.

Then Mr. Evans, Counsel for the Bill, was heard, in order to make out the Allegations thereof, and called.

Samuel Swift, who, being sworn, proved the Marriage of the said Thomas Benson with the said Jane, in the Month of April, 1746.

Next was produced, and, being sworn, gave the House an Account of the said Two Persons cohabiting together at Chatham, of the just Suspicion he entertained of her from her Behaviour, heightened by a Letter intercepted from Captain John Shore, which was produced, and read.

Also Nathaniel Morgan was called, and examined upon Oath, in order to make out the Charge of Adultery against the said Mrs. Benson And he informed the House, "That himself, with the Husband, Mr Lewis, and others, surprized the said Captain Shore in naked Bed with the said Mrs Benson, at her Husband's House in Chatham, on the Second of January, 1747"

Likewise John Lewis was produced, and examined upon Oath to the same Matter. And he corroborated the Evidence of the last Witness.

Then the said was a Second Time called, and proved the Separation of Mr Benson and his Wife from that Time.

And the said Mr. Webly was again called; and gave an Account, "That a Daughter was born of Mrs Benson during the Cohabitation, and of the Death thereof," for a Proof of which, he produced a Copy of the Register And then gave the House an Account of a Verdict obtained in an Action at Law brought against the said John Shore, for Criminal Conversation with the said Jane.

And William Skelton, Register of the Consistory Court of the Bishop of London, being also called and sworn, produced a Definitive Sentence of Divorce from Bed and Board, against the said Mrs. Benson, for Adultery with the said John Shore, and read the same.

Which done;

The Counsel was directed to withdraw.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum tertium diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 13o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor
Epus Roffen.
Epus. Cicestriens
Epus. Lincoln
Epus. Carliol.
Epus Bangor
Epus Litch & Cov
Epus Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Derby.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Thonet
Comes Carlisle
Comes Holdernesse
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Hyndford
Comes Halifax
Comes Effingham.
Comes Bath
Comes Brooke
Comes Fitzwilliam
Comes Northumberland
Comes Egremont.
Viscount Fauconberg.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Cavendish
Ds Ward
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst
Ds Onslow.
Ds Cadogan.
Ds Ducie
Ds Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Anson
Ds Archer.
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Southcote's Bill

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Committee or Committees of Thomas Southcote Esquire, a Lunatick, for the Time being, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Counties of Berks, Essex, and Surrey, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed. That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Cirencester Road, Bill.

The same Earl reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge, and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Greenwich Church, burying in, Bill.

His Lordship made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent, to deposit Corps in the Vaults or Arches under the Church in the said Parish, and to ascertain the Fees that shall be paid for the same," was committed.

Girardot's Nat Bill

His Lordship made the same Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Girardot," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Stewart Mackenzie's Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the entailed Estate of Sir George Mackinzie Knight, deceased, lying in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montague and Mr Lane

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

D of Devonshire's Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Duke of Devonshire to make Provision for Younger Sons, out of his Estates in the County of Huntingdon"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following, (videlicet,)

D. Argyll
D. Ancaster
D. Newcastle.
D. Manchester.
M. Tweeddale.
E. Derby
E. Northampton.
E. Warwick.
E. Winchilsea.
E. Thanet.
E. Carlisle.
E. Cholmondeley.
E. Halifax.
E. Bath.
E. Brooke.
E. Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
Vis. Fauconberg.
L. Abp Cant.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L Bp Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L Bp. Bristol.
L. Willoughby Par.
L Cavendish.
L Ward.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow.
L. Cadogan.
L. Montfort.
L. Ilchester.
L. Sandys.
L. Anson.
L. Archer.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday the 28th Instant, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

E Donegall, Leave for a Bill

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Arthur Earl of Donegall and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to make Leases of the said Earl's Lands and Tenements, in and about the Town of Belsast, in the said Kingdom, for Three Lives, or Ninety nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as is therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town"

Trowbridge Road, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Long and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend, in the County of Wilts, through Trowbridge, to a Place called White Trough, in the Parish of Trowbridge, in the same County, and from thence by Road Church to Beckington, in the County of Somerset," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Mines Black Lead, to prevent Thefts in, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing Mines of Black Lead from Theft and Robbery."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Cave to take the Name of Brown, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Cave, now called John Brown, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Brown."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Wrotham Heath Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Royal Oak on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to the Village of Foots Cray, in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Edinburgh, Duty on Beer, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by Two several Acts of the Third and Ninth Years of His late Majesty's Reign, for continuing the Duty of Two Pennies Scots upon every Pint of Ale and Beer sold in the City of Edinburgh, for the Purposes therein mentioned, and for discontinuing Payment of the Petty Port Customs there."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills.

And Message were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers.

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Message from thence, to return Robelon's Nat Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bacon and others.

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jane Magdalen Robelon," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Wallingford Road, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Wallingford, in the County of Berks, to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Wytham Field, enclosing Bill, Petition against it

Upon reading the Petition of Richardo Gulielmo-Gasparo-Melchior Baltazaro Wynne, an Infant of about the Age of Nine Years, by the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Holdernesse, his next Friend, setting forth, "That there is a Bill depending in this House, for dividing and enclosing the Common Field called Wytham on the Hill in Field, in the County of Lincoln, which is within the Petitioner's Manor, and that the enclosing the same will be prejudicial to his Rights and Royalties there," and praying to be heard, by Counsel, at the Bar of this House, against the said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof, or in such other Manner as to their Lordships shall seem meet:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Bill committed.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and dividing Wytham on the Hill in Field, in the County of Lincoln, and for settling a Stipend on the Vicar, in Lieu of Glebe and Tithes."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday the 28th Instant, at the usual Place, and to adjourn as they please, and that the said Petition be referred to the said Committee. And that the Petitioner may be heard, by his Counsel, before the said Committee, if he thinks fit, as may also Counsel be heard for the Bill, at the same Time.

Benson's Divorce Bill

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Benson Gentleman with Jane Board his now Wife; and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and made One Amendment thereunto, which he was directed to report, when the House will please to receive the same."

Ordered, That the said Report be received Tomorrow.

Mercers Company, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake, in an Act passed in the Twenty fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twentyfirst Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers, in the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

D of Ancaster's Bill

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects in a Settlement of the Family Estates of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by enabling him to raise Portions thereout for his Daughters, in the Manner therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be taken into further Consideration on Tuesday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum quartum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 14o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Epus. Cicestriens
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus Carliol.
Epus Petriburg.
Epus Bangor.
Epus. Litch & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle.
March. Tweeddale
March. Rockingham.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Holdernesse.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Brooke.
Comes Fitzwilliam.
Comes Egremont.
Ds. Willoughby Par.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Onslow.
Ds. Sandys.

PRAYERS.

Wallingford Road, Bill.

The Earl of Warwick reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Wallingford, in the County of Berks, to Wantage, and from thence to Forringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the said County," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

E of Donegall's Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Lands and Tenements, in and about the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as is therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following, (videlicet,)

D Ancaster.
D. Newcastle.
M. Tweeddale.
M Rockingham.
E Lincoln.
E Northampton.
E Warwick
E. Winchilsea
E Holdernesse.
E Loudoun.
E. Brooke.
E Fitzwilliam.
E. Egremont.
L Bp Chichester
L Bp Bath & Wells
L. Bp St Davids
L. Bp Carlisle
L. Bp Litch. & Cov.
L. Bp Bristol
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange.
L Ward
L Cornwallis.
L Onslow.
L. Sandys.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the Second Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Standing Order to be considered

The House was moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed may meet on a sooner Day than was appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration on Monday next, and the Lords summoned.

Southcote's Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Committee or Committees of Thomas Southcote Esquire, a Lunatick, for the Time being, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Counties of Berks, Essex, and Surry, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Girardot's Nat. Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Girardot"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Two preceding Bills

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montague and Mr. Lane

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Felons Confinement in the Dock Yards, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Barrington and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to give Power to change the Punishment of Felony, in certain Cases, to Confinement and hard Labour in His Majesty's Dock Yards," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Tittensor Road, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Baptist Leveson Gower and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing and amending the Highways between the Town or Village of Tittensor, and the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Two last mentioned Bills were read the First Time.

Ordered, That the First mentioned Bill be printed.

Mercers Company, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act passed in the Twentyfourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for explaining and amending an Act passed in the Twenty-first Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers, in the City of London, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass.

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Greenwich Church, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Parishioners of the Parish of East Greenwich, in the County of Kent, to deposite Corps in the Vaults or Arches under the Church, in the said Parish, and to ascertain the Fees that shall be paid for the same."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cirencester Road, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudbridge, and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley, so far as the Bottom of Gulph Hill, all in the County of Gloucester"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Three preceding Bills

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers.

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Three last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Benson's Divoice, Bill

The Earl of Warwick (according to Order) reported from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Benson Gentleman with Jane Board, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed, the Amendment made by the Committee to the said Bill.

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be engrossed.

Trowbridge Road, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend, in the County of Wilts, through Trowbridge, to a Place alled White Trough, in the Parish of Trowbridge, in the same County, and from thence, by Road Church, to Beckington, in the County of Somerset"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Then Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Mines Black Lead, to prevent Thefts in, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing Mines of Black Lead from Theft and Robbery"

After some Time, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Warwick reported from the said Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment"

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum septimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 17o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus Meneven.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Gordon
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven, Magnus Camerarius Angl
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland.
Comes Derby
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Home.
Comes Loudoun
Comes Hyndford
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax
Comes Brooke
Comes Bucks
Comes Northumberland.
Ds. Willoughby Par
Ds North.
Ds Cavendish.
Ds. Ward.
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds Ducie.
Ds Raymond.
Ds Vere

PRAYERS.

Benson's Divorce Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Thomas Benson Gentleman with Jane Board his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Waple and Mr. Holford

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Trowbridge Road, Bill

The Lord Willoughby of Parham reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Green Man, in the Chapelry of Scend, in the County of Wilts, through Trowbridge, to a Place called White Trough, in the Parish of Trowbridge, in the same County, and from thence, by Road Church, to Beckington, in the County of Somerset," was committed That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Cave to take the Name of Brown, Bill

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable John Cave, now called John Brown, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Brown," was committed.

Lords added to Committees

Ordered, That all the Lords who have been present this Session, and are not of the Committees now appointed, be added thereunto.

Archer to take the Name of Newton, Bill

The Earl of Shaftesbury presented to the House, pursuant to their Lordships Order of the 23d of January last, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Michael Archer Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Newton only, and to take and use the Coat of Arms of the Family of Newton."

And the same was read the First Time.

Titten for Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing and amending the Highways between the Town or Village of Tittensor and the most Northern Part of Tolk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following, (videlicet,)

D. Somerset.
D. Gordon
D. Ancaster.
D Newcastle
D. Portland.
E Derby.
E Winchilsea.
E Shaftesbury.
E Home
E Loudoun.
E Hyndford
E Oxford
E Halifax
E. Brooke
E. Northumberland.
L Abp. York
L Bp Rochester.
L B St Davids.
L B Litch. & Cov.
L. Willoughby Par.
L North
L. Cavendish.
L. Ward.
L Cornwallis.
L. Bathurst.
L Onslow.
L Ducie.
L Raymond.
L. Vere.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Leques' Nat. Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Annibal Leques, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for his Naturalization.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as desired.

Bill read

Accordingly the Duke of Portland presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques"

And the same was read the First Time.

E of Donegall's Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made on Friday last, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Lands and Tenements, in and about the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as is therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re building of the said Town," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Wednesday next.

Barnesley's Committee, Leave for a Bill:

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Edward Bangham Esquire, Committee of the Estate of William Barnesley Esquire, a Lunatick, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of William Barnesley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Benefit of William Barnesley Esquire, his only Son and Heir, who is a Lunatick, and for raising Money, to pay the Costs of several Suits and Proceedings at Law and in Equity, brought for the Recovery of the said Estate"

Sir T Heathcote, Leave for Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance of the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet."

Pytt & al Leave for a Bill

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of Rowland Pytt Esquire and others, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease or Grant made by the Devisees of the Real Estate late of the Right Honourable Bussy late Lord Mansel, in the County of Glamorgan, to Rowland Pytt Ironmaster, for certain Purposes therein expressed."

Machartney to attend Committee on the E of Donegail's Bill

Ordered, That William Machartney Esquire do attend, as a Witness, in order to be examined before the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Trustees of the Right Honourable Arthur Earl of Donegall in the Kingdom of Ireland to make Leases of the said Earl's Lands and Tenements in and about the Town of Belfast, in the said Kingdom, for Three Lives, or Ninety-nine Years, or such other Leases or Grants as is therein mentioned, in order to promote and encourage the re-building of the said Town," stands committed, on Wednesday the 26th Instant.

Mines, Black Lead, to prevent Thefts in, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual securing Mines of Black Lead from Theft and Robbery."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wallingford Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Roads from Wallingford, in the County of Berks, to Wantage, and from thence to Farringdon, and also from Wantage to Idson, in the same County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers.

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Campbell, alias Cochran, against Campbell.

A Petition of Mrs. Magdalen Campbell was presented, and read; setting forth, "That her Appeal, to which Mrs Jean Campbell is Respondent, stands to be heard on Friday next, and that the Petitioner cannot be prepared against that Day, by reason she has not been able to get up her Process from Edinburgh, but expects the same in a Week or Ten Days," and praying, "as this Application is not made for any affected Delay, that this House will be pleased to appoint the said Cause for Monday the Ninth Day of March next, or such other Day as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

And thereupon the Agents on both Sides were called in, and heard at the Bar.

And being withdrawn.

Ordered, That the said Cause be put off to Friday the Sixth Day of March next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 18o Februarii

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch Cant.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Meneven
Epus Carliol
Epus Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Argyll.
Dux Ancaster.
Dux Newcastle
Dux Portland
Comes Derby
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Holdernesse
Comes Home
Comes Hyndford
Comes Oxford
Comes Strafford
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bucks
Comes Northumberland.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Strange
Ds. Berkeley
Ds Cornwallis
Ds Foley
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds Cadogan
Ds. Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys
Ds Fortescue.

PRAYERS.

L Berkeley takes the Oaths

John Lord Berkeley took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes, his Lordship having first delivered in a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, to the Truth whereof Witnesses were sworn and examined.

Bacon's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, devised by the Will of Nathaniel Bacon Esquire, deceased, and the Codicil thereunto annexed, in Edward Bacon Esquire, in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, to the Uses limited by the same Will and Codicil," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Hopton's Bill.

The Earl of Shaftesbury made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of the Moiety of the Manor of Icombe, Part of the settled Estate of Richard Hopton Esquire and others, and laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of an entire Estate, to be settled to the same Uses," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

Preston's Bill

The same Earl made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower John Preston Merchant to make a Jointure on any future Marriage," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

Sir T Heathcote's Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance of the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following, (videlicet,)

D. Gordon.
D. Argyll
D Ancaster.
D Newcastle.
D. Portland
E. Derby.
E Northampton.
E Warwick
E Winchilsea.
E. Shaftesbury.
E. Holdernesse.
E. Home.
E Hyndford
E Oxford
E Strafford
E Macclesfield
E Fitzwalter
E Bucks
E Northumberland.
L Abp Cant
L Bp Rochester.
L B. St Davids.
L. B Carlisle
L B. Bristol
L. Willoughby Par.
L. Strange
L. Berkeley.
L. Cornwallis
L. Foley
L. Bathurst.
L. Onslow
L. Cadogan
L. Montfort.
L. Sandys
L. Fortescue

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 4th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Barnesley's Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of William Barnesley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Benefit of William Barnesley Esquire, his only Son and Heir, who is a Lunatick, and for raising Money, to pay the Costs of several Suits and Proceedings at Law and in Equity, brought for the Recovery of the said Estate"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Pytt's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Lease, or Grant, made by the Devisees of the Real Estate late of the Right Honourable Bussy late Lord Mansel, in the County of Glamorgan, to Rowland Pytt Ironmaster, for certain Purposes therein expressed."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Archer, to take the Name of Newton, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Michael Archer Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Newton only, and to take and use the Coat of Arms of the Family of Newton"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Leques' Nat Bill

Andrew Annibal Leques took the Oaths, in order to his Naturalization.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques"

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the same Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Narborough Common enclosing, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Glanvill and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Meadows of Narborow, otherwise Narborough, in the County of Leicester," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ridley Common enclosing, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Blacket and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement and in Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Ridley, in the County of Northumberland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Thefts, &c preventing, and regulating Places of Entertainment, Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Bathurst and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies, and for regulating Places of Publick Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bills were severally read the First Time.

Ordered, That the last mentioned Bill be printed.

Trowbridge Road, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Road leading from The Green Man, in the Chapelry of Seend, in the County of Wilts, through Trowbridge, to a Place called White Trough, in the Parish of Trowbridge, in the same County, and from thence, by Road Church, to Beckington, in the County of Somerset."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Cave, to take the Name of Brown, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable John Cave, now called John Brown, and his Issue, to take and use the Surname of Brown."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C that the Lords have agreed to the Two preceding Bills

And Messages were severally ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Waple and Mr Holford

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Two last mentioned Bills, without any Amendment.

Moreau, Leave for a Nat Bill

Upon reading the Petition of Elisha Biscoe Esquire Guardian of Charles Frederick Moreau, an Infant under the Age of Twenty one Years, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for naturalizing the said Infant.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as desired.

L Blantyre, Leave for a Bill

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom was referred the Petition of William Lord Biantyre, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill.

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blantyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Hadington, and Shire of Edinburgh."

D of Ancaster's Bill.

This Day being appointed, for the taking into further Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects in a Settlement of the Family Estates of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by enabling him to raise Portions thereout for his Daughters, in the Manner therein mentioned," which, from Time to Time had been adjourned:

After hearing Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as well against as for the same, on Occasion of the Petition of Robert Bertie Esquire, commonly called Lord Robert Bertie, One of the Younger Sons of the most Noble Robert late Duke of Ancaster, deceased, by the most Noble Albinia Dutchess of Ancaster his Wife, also deceased, for himself, and on the Behalf of his Brothers, commonly called Lord Vere Bertie and Lord Montagu Bertie, presented to this House on the 27th of January last.

And their Lordships being informed, "That the Parties concerned had agreed the Matters in Difference, and that the Petitioner desired Leave to withdraw his said Petition"

And Leave being given accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 4th Day of March next, at the usual Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Motion to shorten the Time of Meeing of Committee

Then, it being moved, "That the Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed may meet on a sooner Day than now appointed, in regard this Session is far advanced"

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

Sir T Heathcotes Bill, Committee shortening.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portion and Maintenance of the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet."

Felors Confinement in the Dockyards, Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act to give Power to change the Punishment of Felony, in certain Cases, to Confinement and hard Labour in His Majesty's Dock Yards," be read a Second Time on this Day Sevennight, and the Lords summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, decimum nonum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 19o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch Ebor.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Wigorn.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus Lincoln
Epus Meneven
Epus Bangor
Epus Asaphen.
Epus Litch & Cov
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius
Dux Somerset.
Dux Newcastle.
Comes Lincoln
Comes Warwick
Comes Stamford
Comes Shaftesbury
Comes Cholmondeley
Comes Macclesfield
Comes Fitzwalter
Comes Bath
Comes Northumberland.
Ds Wentworth.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds Ward.
Ds Cornwallis.
Ds Bathurst.
Ds Onslow
Ds Romney.
Ds Ducie
Ds. Raymond.
Ds Montfort.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds Sandys.
Ds Vere.

PRAYERS.

Bacon's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting divers Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Oxford, devised by the Will of Nathaniel Bacon Esquire, deceased, and the Cod oil thereunto annexed, in Edward Bacon Esquire, in Fee Simple, and for settling an Estate in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, to the Uses limited by the same Will and Codicil."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Hopton's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the Sale of the Moiety of the Manor of Icombe, Part of the settled Estate of Richard Hopton Esquire and others, and laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of an entire Estate, to be settled to the same Uses."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Preston's Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower John Preston Merchant to make a Jointure on any future Marriage"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the preceding Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr Waple and Mr Holford

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Sir W Harbord's Bill.

The Lord Sandys reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Sir William Harbord Baronet, and Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, that the Parties concerned had given their Consents, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wyndham's Bill

His Lordship made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of William Wyndham Esquire, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Manors of Uphaven, and in Lufton and Odcombe, in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, during his Minority," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

Pusey's Exchange, Bill

The same Lord made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Tithes and Part of the Glebe Lands of the Rectory of Pusey, in the County of Berks, in John Allen Pusey Esquire and his Heirs, and for settling a Yearly Rent, in Lieu thereof, on the Rector and his Successors," was committed.

And the same Order was made.

Ridley Common enclosing, Bill

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming Articles of Agreement and an Award, for enclosing and dividing certain Wastes and Commons, in the Manor of Ridley, in the County of Northumberland."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following, (videlicet,)

D. Somerset
D. Newcastle.
E. Lincoln
E. Warwick.
E Stamford
E Shaftesbury
E Cholmondeley
E Macclesfield
E Fitzwalter
E Bath
L Northumberland
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. B. Sarum.
L B Lincoln
L B St Davids
L B Bangor
L B Bristol
L. Wentworth.
L Willoughby Par.
L. Ward.
L Cornwallis.
L Onslow.
L Ducie
L Raymond
L Sandys
L Vere

Their Lordships, or any Five of them to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Narborow Common enclosing, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common Fields and Common Meadows, of Narborow, otherwise Narborough, in the County of Leicester."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 27th Instant, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

D of Ancaster's Bill

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for dispensing with the Standing Order of this House, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, so far as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for supplying certain Defects in a Settlement of the Family Estates of Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by enabling him to raise Portions thereout for his Daughters, in the Manner therein mentioned," stands committed, may meet on an earlier Day than is appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced.

And Consideration being had thereof accordingly.

Committee shortened.

Ordered, That the said Standing Order be so far dispensed with, in this Case, as that the Committee may meet, to consider of the said Bill, on Monday next.

Sir T Heathcote's Bill, Committee shortened.

The like Proceeding was had, in relation to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing and securing Portions and Maintenance of the Younger Sons and Daughter of Sir Thomas Heathcote Baronet," except only that the Committee was directed to meet on Thursday Sevennight.

E Kerry against Fitzmaurices

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Francis Thomas Earl of Kerry and Lixnaw in the Kingdom of Ireland is Appellant, and John Viscount Fitzmaurice of the same Kingdom Respondent"

Hearing appointed.

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the 4th Day of March next.

L Blantyre's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blantyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Hadington, and Shire of Edinburgh."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday the 5th Day of March next, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 20o Februarii.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt.

Arch. Cant.
Arch. Ebor.
Epus Roffen.
Epus Glocestriens.
Epus Wigorn
Epus Cicestriens
Epus Bath & Wells.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus Asaphen.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Newcastle.
Dux Portland
Dux Manchester.
March. Tweeddale.
Comes Derby
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Hyndford.
Comes Oxford
Comes Halifax
Comes Fitzwalter.
Comes Bath.
Ds Willoughby Par.
Ds North
Ds. Cavendish.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Ducie.
Ds Ilchester.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds Anson.
Ds. Archer.

PRAYERS.

Tittensor Road, Bill

The Duke of Portland reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by Two Acts of Parliament, for repairing and amending the Highways between the Town or Village of Tittensor, and the most Northern Part of Talk on the Hill, in Butt Lane, in the County of Stafford," was committed "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

Archer, to take the Name of Newton, Bill

His Grace made the same Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Michael Archer Esquire and his Issue to take and use the Surname of Newton only, and to take and use the Coat of Arms of the Family of Newton," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Leques' Nat. Bill

His Grace made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Andrew Annibal Leques," was committed.

And the like Order was made.

Sir W Harbord's Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of certain Estates, in the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of Sir William Harbord Baronet, and Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and for purchasing other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, in Lieu thereof"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Wyndham's Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to empower the Guardians of William Wyndham Esquire, an Infant, to make Leases and Copyhold Grants of his Estates, in the Manors of Uphaven, and in Lifton and Odcombe, in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, during his Minority"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Pusey Exchange, Bill

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Tithes and Part of the Glebe Land of the Rectory of Pusey, in the County of Berks, in John Allen Pusey Esquire and his Heirs, and for settling a Yearly Rent, in Lieu thereof, on the Rector and his successors"

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H C with the Three preceding Bills

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Waple and Mr. Holford

To carry down the Three last mentioned Bills, and desire their Concurrence to them.

Importation of Irish Wool into the Portof Lancaste, Bill

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Reynolds and others.

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to open the Port of Lancaster, for the Importation of Wool and Woollen Yarn from Ireland," to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Barnesley's Bill, Committee sho tening

The House being moved, "That their Lordships Standing Order, requiring Fourteen Days Notice to be given of the Meeting of Committees on Private Bills, may be so far dispensed with, as that the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Real Estate late of William Barnesley Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for the Benefit of William Barnesley Esquire, his only Son and Heir, who is a Lunatick, and for raising Money, to pay the Costs of several Suits and Proceedings at Law and in Equity, brought for the Recovery of the said Estate," stands committed, may meet on a sooner Day than was appointed, in regard the Session of Parliament is far advanced."

Ordered, That the said Motion be taken into Consideration To-morrow, and the Lords summoned.

L Blantyer's Bill Committee shortening

The like Motion and Order was made, with respect to the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Right Honourable William Lord Blan tyre, and the Heirs of Entail for the Time being, to alienate, by Way of Exchange or Excambion, certain Lands in the Constabulary of Hadington and Shire of Edinburgh," stands committed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum primum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.